Brent was the Major’s first pick in the 2000 OHL draft out of Cambridge Jr. B and the 2nd pick overall. The Cambridge native was the captain of Canada’s gold medal-winning U-17 squad at the Six Nations Cup in the Czech Republic.
In the 2002-03 playoffs, Brent became the Major’s all-time playoff goals and assists leader. Named to the OHL Eastern Conference All-Star team (02-03), Named Major’s Top Faceoff man and Scholastic Player of the Year (02-03).
Named Team Captain of Team OHL in the RE/MAX Canada/Russia Challenge in 2003. Named OHL player of the week for the week ending on Nov. 9
Originally selected 37th overall (2nd round) in the 2002 Entry Draft.
After not reaching a contract agreement with Anaheim, Brent re-entered the draft for the 2004 Entry Draft and was selected again by Anaheim.
Talent AnalysisBrent is a player of average size, but above average talent. He plays a great two-way game with decent speed and some grit to it. He often surprises defenders with his ability to pounce on turnovers and his determination to put it in the net. He's an elusive puck carrier and an excellent stickhandler with soft hands and the ability to get control of a pass very quickly. He is excellent in the faceoff circle and pays attention to the defensive end of things as well.
Brent still needs to gain more strength and he could also gain more speed as well. After that, all he needs is some pro experience.